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Postby Saracenman » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:04 am

my faves - Deltics :D



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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:03 am

Nice, of all the deisels, ONLY the various DELTIC models have any real character! :ymapplause:
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Mackrick » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:46 am

How can a diesel have character ?
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:58 am

Mackrick wrote:How can a diesel have character ?

Those Big Deltics are alive and breathing!
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby RLN » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:10 am

Mackrick wrote:How can a diesel have character ?


Wash your mouth out with one of XPl's suppositories. [-x
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:12 am

RLN wrote:
Mackrick wrote:How can a diesel have character ?

Wash your mouth out with one of XPl's suppositories. [-x



Shall I put one in the POST to you?
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby RLN » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:14 am

Might be a bit off by the time all the Post Office strikes have finished. However, I would be honoured to receive such a token. ;) =))
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Spitfire » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:41 am

Xplumberlives wrote:Nice, of all the deisels, ONLY the various DELTIC models have any real character! :ymapplause:

[pedant] Do I have to quote the 'i - e' rule for you - or do you remember it now :D ;) [/pedant]

Deltics are amazing beasts - they just seem to exude an aura of power :D
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Mayfly » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:11 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Nice, of all the deisels, ONLY the various DELTIC models have any real character! :ymapplause:

[pedant] Do I have to quote the 'i - e' rule for you - or do you remember it now :D ;) [/pedant]

Deltics are amazing beasts - they just seem to exude an aura of power :D



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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Iggie » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:35 pm

Love Deltics, they have a sound all their own. You could always tell when one or more were in the station at Kings Cross, the whole place resonated....
I remember the old Westerns too, pulling through Sonning Cutting and filling the cut with exhaust fumes for ages.
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:56 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Nice, of all the deisels, ONLY the various DELTIC models have any real character! :ymapplause:

[pedant] Do I have to quote the 'i - e' rule for you - or do you remember it now :D ;) [/pedant]
Deltics are amazing beasts - they just seem to exude an aura of power :D



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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Spitfire » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:16 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Spitfire wrote:
Xplumberlives wrote:Nice, of all the deisels, ONLY the various DELTIC models have any real character! :ymapplause:

[pedant] Do I have to quote the 'i - e' rule for you - or do you remember it now :D ;) [/pedant]
Deltics are amazing beasts - they just seem to exude an aura of power :D



No!


NO - I don't have to quote it .... or..... NO - you don't remember it .... or both ?? :ymdevil: :ymdevil:
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:47 am

NO!
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TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

All diesel powered devices are smelly, dirty, noisey and being a Hun invention are generally not quite British!! :p
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Iggie » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:44 pm

Ducati Boy wrote:All diesel powered devices are smelly, dirty, noisey and being a Hun invention are generally not quite British!! :p

Thats as maybe, but don't forget that we only used the not quite British technology to create ELECTRICITY, which was a BRITISH invention (Ok, discovery....) so that makes it right..... :D
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Ducati Boy » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:41 pm

Iggie wrote:
Ducati Boy wrote:All diesel powered devices are smelly, dirty, noisey and being a Hun invention are generally not quite British!! :p

Thats as maybe, but don't forget that we only used the not quite British technology to create ELECTRICITY, which was a BRITISH invention (Ok, discovery....) so that makes it right..... :D

Most electricity is generated by a very British, steam powered turbine system :D
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby IanM » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:49 pm

Ah Deltics...

Favourite of aliens!!



My favourite, however, are these :D

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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:03 pm

oooooo - i had (still have at Dad's :D ) one of those for 00 Hornby :D

it was MUCH faster than Dad's GWR "Albert Hall", or my brothers' LMS "Duchess of Southerland" and "Mallard" \:D/

still prefer the old Class 37s, though

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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby IanM » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:40 pm

Saracenman wrote:oooooo - i had (still have at Dad's :D ) one of those for 00 Hornby :D

it was MUCH faster than Dad's GWR "Albert Hall", or my brothers' LMS "Duchess of Southerland" and "Mallard" \:D/



I have a Western too, and as you say, has much better traction than the Duchess which I also have :) Maybe something to do with the fact the cab interiors are cast :)
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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:54 pm

blimey, i have no idea!

i was always envious of Bro's shiny con rods on the Duchess, though :((

i had better rolling stock too \:D/

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Re: Non-steam railway stuff

Postby RLN » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:01 am

I just like the sound of Deltic engines no matter what they are wrapped in.
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Diesel Deltics

Postby RLN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:55 pm

Deltics are great.
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Re: Diesel Deltics

Postby MOD » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:44 pm

RLN wrote:Deltics are great.


Have you seen some of the Deltic 'Cold Starts' on youtube?? Crank up the volume.....




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Re: Diesel Deltics

Postby Dan4th » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:55 pm

Dear Eye-Bee::::::::

What can you tell me about those last
two locos?

I am in LUV!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Diesel Deltics

Postby RLN » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:33 pm

Deltics - no other sound like it on Earth. Thanks MOD.
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